TLC Health Network honors two Employees of the Year

Excellence has doubled this year for Lake Shore Health Care Center’s Long-Term Care facility, as not one but two outstanding employees have been named for its top award. Both MaryAnn Lynch, LPN and Morgan Sebastiano, certified nurse’s aide have been honored with the annual Long Term Care Employee of the Year Award.

“There were several great nominees again this year,” explained Brian Reader, divisional director of operations. “But MaryAnn and Morgan both received a high number of votes and equally deserve to be honored for their hard work and dedication within our healthcare family and by our state association.” This year’s pool of nominees came from employees throughout several different departments at TLC Health Network as well as from long term care residents. Voting was open to all employees of TLC Health Network that support the long term care facility in some manner.

Lynch, who has been on staff for 24 years, was honored for being a positive advocate for residents, taking the initiative in meeting others’ needs and being proactive. Reader said the honoree is also being recognized for her level of commitment to the residents, fellow staff members and overall dedication to Lake Shore Health Care Center.

Sebastiano, who works on the long-term care facility’s Emerald Unit, has been a member of the staff for four years. She was chosen for exhibiting a positive attitude, for following up with issues promptly and working well with others. Reader added that she is known for her hard work ethic, friendliness toward residents, is always pleasant and smiling.

Both winners will be honored during the 37th Annual LeadingAge Western New York Banquet being held Wednesday, May 7 at Samuel’s Grande Manor in Williamsville. LeadingAge Western New York (formerly the Western New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging) is a regional association of over 60 not-for-profit senior care facilities and providers located throughout six counties in Western New York. Its members serve more than 10,000 individuals annually and employ nearly 10,000 health professionals and support staff.

TLC Health Network, which includes a long term care facility at Lake Shore Health Care Center in Irving, provides a wide range of quality health care services to families across Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and southern Erie counties.